Friday, June 27, 2014

3rd Annual I Love Lucy 4th of July Marathon in NYC; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 30, 2014)

I Love Lucy 4th of July Marathon on WLNY

One of the most beloved sitcoms in television history will light up the airwaves on Independence Day in NY on Friday, July 4, when WLNY-TV (Channels 10/55) presents the third annual I Love Lucy marathon from 9am to 5pm. The marathon will culminate with the famous 1956 "Lucy's Italian Movie" episode, when Lucy visits Italy and stomps grapes in preparation for the opportunity to star in a movie, airing at 4:00pm and the 1956 episode "Return Home from Europe," when Lucy disguises a large block of cheese as an infant in the airport, airing at 4:30pm. WLNY'S I Love Lucy marathon will also feature 1953's "The Million Dollar Idea" episode, where Lucy and Ethel attempt to put Lucy's salad dressing on the market (1:00pm), the 1955's "Lucy Learns to Drive" episode, where Lucy finds herself in car trouble (2:00pm), 1955 episode, "LA at Last," where Lucy runs into celebrity William Holden in Los Angeles (2:30 pm), and the 1952 iconic episode "Lucy Does A TV Commercial," when Lucy stars in a commercial for Vitameatavegamin (3:00pm). Tune in NY on 4th of July!


It's Friday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of June 30-July 4, 2014, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

  • Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth (Mystery Girls/What I Like About You) - The stars of ABC Family's Mystery Girls are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Instant Mom/It's a Living/Moesha) - Sheryl discusses her unconventional family on Oprah: Where Are They Now? at 9pm ET/PT on OWN.
Monday, June 30, 2014
  • Louis C.K. (Louie) - Watch Louis on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly) - Melissa appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parnham (Playing House/Best Friends Forever) - Jessica and Lennon are guests on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Toni Collette (United States of Tara) - Toni is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls) - Beth and Kat square off with Rachael Ray in the ultimate waitress challenge on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta appears on a repeat of Bethenny, so check your local listings.
  • Elizabeth Gillies (Victorious) - Elizabeth will be on PIX Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:35am.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
  • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Catch Christopher on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Hart (Undeclared/The Big House) - Kevin is part of the guest panel on a repeat of Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Tune in to see Betty on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • George Lopez (Saint George/George Lopez) - George appears on a repeat of The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Reiner (All in the Family) - Rob discusses his new film And So It Goes on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso is part of Plugged In Panel on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Arsenio Hall (Arsenio) - Arsenio hosts Rachael Ray's surprise birthday party on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Watch Sarah on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Maz Jobrani (The Knights of Prosperity) - Maz appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly) - Melissa is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm. Melissa and her husband Ben Falcone will be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Community) - Gillian appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - Woody is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Andrea Martin (Working the Engels) - Andrea is tentatively scheduled to appear on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Suzanne Somers (Three's Company/Step by Step) - Suzanne stops by Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Jay Thomas (Love & War/Murphy Brown/Cheers) - Jay will be on The Better Show, so check your local listings.
  • Judy Reyes (Scrubs) - Judy is a guest on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York at 9:20am.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Catch Jim on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ben Falcone (Joey) - Ben visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Pam Dawber (Mork & Mindy/My Sister Sam) - Pam appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Tune in to see Whitney on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ken Jeong (Community) - Ken is a guest on a repeat of The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings. He also appears on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mary Steenburgen (Ink) - Mary appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Elizabeth Berkley (Saved by the Bell) - Elizabeth is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Brent Morin (Undateable) - Brent behind-the-scenes stories from his show on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Friday, July 4, 2014
  • Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Watch Betty on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason chats on a repeat of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Caroline Rhea (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Caroline is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Kevin Nealon (Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement) - Wendi joins the Chew Crew on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/The Parkers) - Kym appears on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show, so check your local listings.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, August 23

The Goldbergs - "O Captain! My Captain!" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Beverly substitutes for Barry’s chemistry class in hopes to inspire students in the same way as Mr. Keating from “Dead Poets Society,” much to Barry’s embarrassment. When Beverly refuses to give Barry special treatment, Murray pushes Barry to work hard and prove to her that he can get a good grade.

Speechless - "C-H-- CHEATER!" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Maya and Kenneth work together to hold JJ accountable for his academic future when he cheats on an exam at school. Meanwhile, Ray gets into a get-rich scheme; but when Jimmy bails him out and teaches him an important lesson, Ray’s motivation to make fast money is revealed.

Modern Family - "Pig Moon Rising" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
During a quick workout session in the garage, Mitchell accidentally knocks over an urn filled with the ashes of Cam’s beloved pet pig Lilly. He quickly attempts to cover up his blunder and devises an appropriate cover-up. Hoping to catch Mitchell in his lie, Cam makes up a tall tale to trap him, but his own lie soon becomes a little too big to manage.

American Housewife - "The Otto Motto" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Taylor keeps quitting school activities, Greg says that Katie, quite the quitter herself, sets a poor example. He challenges her to finally learn French after quitting lessons so long ago, so she reluctantly enrolls in a college class.

Modern Family - "Do It Yourself" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Feeling empowered after his successful do-it-yourself project, Phil convinces Jay to co-invest in a property he has always wanted to develop. Meanwhile, Claire’s new obsession with a TV chef and her new love of cooking Sunday dinners hasn’t been as tasty as she thinks. Haley is the family’s only hope to add a little spice to the situation. At the Pritchett-Tucker house, Cam and Mitchell see that the family is too reliant on technology, so they attempt to teach Lily the importance of hard work, which ends disastrously. Back at the Pritchett’s, Jay feels replaced when he sees Gloria has hired Coach Gary (Payton Manning) to coach Joe and serve as a handy man.

The Goldbergs - "Recipe for Death II: Kiss the Cook" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After learning of Murray’s love of action movies, Adam uses the moment to garner the courage to ask his dad for money to film his own action film. But the production goes from bad to worse when Barry goes missing for playing the lead, and an unlikely replacement steps in. Meanwhile, Erica takes Beverly to go clothes shopping. When a situation at the hip store goes awry, Erica decides to make her own version of the popular outfit she wants –using Beverly’s own sweaters.

Marlon - "Boys Only Want One Thing" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Marlon (Marlon Wayans) struggles to come to terms with his daughter bringing home a boy for the first time. Yvette (Bresha Webb) uses Stevie (Diallo Riddle) to get great seats to a Beyoncé concert.

Marlon - "Exes With Benefits" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Marlon (Marlon Wayans) and Ashley (Essence Atkins) contemplate whether to have no strings attached 'ex-sex.'

Swedish Dicks - (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Porn actress Taylor Slow asks the guys to find her stalker; Sarah asks her father to check out her new boyfriend, Steve; Ingmar is sure he'll find some dirt on Steve; Axel infiltrates Jane McKinney's agency.

Younger - "The Incident at Pound Ridge" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sparks fly at the annual Empirical Publishing picnic. Liza finds herself caught between Josh and Charles.

Odd Mom Out - "Weber M.D." (Bravo, 9:30PM ET/PT)
By day, Jill shoots Brooke's new line of Von Weber wares, and by night, she and Vanessa investigate a rash of infections plaguing the Upper ``Yeast'' Side; Candace seeks answers for why she keeps getting called ``Candy Ass.''

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 21)

Wednesday, August 23

  • David Alan Grier (The Carmichael Show/Bad Teacher/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - Watch David on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Fred Savage (The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent) - Kathryn is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kathy Bates (Disjointed) - Kathy stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jessica Capshaw (Odd Man Out) - Jessica guest co-hosts a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Nicole Ari Parker (Second Time Around) - Nicole is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon discusses his new NBC show Marlon on People Now at 8:30am.
  • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Goods Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John joins Clinton to create a classic carnival treat in the kitchen on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Fran Drescher (Happily Divorced/Living with Fran/The Nanny) - Fran talks about reducing your cancer risk and see her own anti-cancer regimen on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tamera Mowry (Sister, Sister/Roommates) - Tamera is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • James Van Der Beek (What Would Diplo Do?/Friends with Better Lives/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Josh Henderson (One on One) - Josh is a guest on a repet of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.